Friday, November 19, 2010

Master Bedroom: My first DIY Headboard

Since I'm going to start working on my master bedroom this weekend, I thought I'd give you all a little teaser of what I've already done so far. I took it upon myself to make my first headboard!

I first measured how big I wanted it and I had the fine workers at Lowes cut a piece of plywood to my dimensions. Then I cut out my pattern on paper and traced it onto the plywood.

Once I traced the pattern, I (had my friend) cut it out using a jigsaw.

And I ended up with this!

I bought 2" foam to layer on top. The foam comes in squares or a roll. I read on a blog that the squares were easier to use but after maneauvering these things, I think the roll would have been easier.

I attached the foam using this.

Once it was secured, I went around and cut the excess around the edges.

This is what it looked like after I finished. I didn't worry to much about jagged edges because they would be covered.

Then I took quilting batting and stapled it all along the edges while pulling really taute. (Taute is a fun word to say....or type.)

Then I was left with this.

Now the fun part!...Adding the fabric. It looks a busier than I had hoped but I'm getting used to it. Add a couple of pictures hangers on the back, mount it to studs and TA-DA!!

The Office Quote of the Day:

I think we're spoiled because we don't appreciate the things that we have. You think kids in Africa have chairs? No. They sit in big piles of garbage. Do you think they have copiers? They don't even-God-they don't even have paper and we are spoiled because we throw out perfectly good tiramisu because it has a little tiny hair on it. My point is this: I have seen the light in terms of what we need and it is nothing.



  1. I love this! I always knew people made their own headboard but I didn't know how.

  2. It's super easy! You should try it!